What You Need to Do for an Effective Dry Fog Treatment for Mold
To get great results from your dry fog treatment for mold, there are a few important steps to follow:
1. First, Resolve the Moisture Issue
First and foremost, you’ll need to resolve the moisture issue in your home. This means 1) finding the source of where the moisture is entering your home, and 2) making sure the problem is solved and that no more moisture is getting in.
Some possible moisture sources include plumbing leaks, roof leaks, condensation from windows or HVAC system, or air flow issues. No matter what the moisture problem is, for our dry fog treatment to be effective and lasting, the moisture issue needs to be resolved before we can get started.
2. Next, Dry Out Your Home
The second thing you need to do in order for us to successfully solve your mold problem is to dry out your home. Any standing water or moisture on the property will need to be removed. Whether this means you have to pump water out or run dehumidifiers to the get the humidity level down, your home needs to be dry before we start treatment.
Humidity levels need to be at least below 50% before dry fog treatment. Ideally, we like to see these levels below 40%, but this all depends on the circumstances.
3. Leave All Furniture and Belongings In Place
The beauty of dry fog treatment (besides being a time and money saver) is you don’t have to do a ton of prep work. Nothing needs to be taped off and you don’t have to remove any of your furniture or belongings. In fact, we actually recommend that you leave everything in your home when we do the dry fog treatment. This way, everything in your home gets treated so no mold spores are in your home.
You’ll get to come back to a fully purified home in no time at all!
4. Lastly, Treat Any Stains that Remain
While dry fog is a great way to kill mold, it won’t get rid of the mold stains that might be in your home. The good news is that after your home is sprayed there will be no more active mold spores in the stain, so you are free to paint over the area, scrub it, or do whatever you need to do to make the stain go away.
So, there you have it: four things you can do (in addition to hiring a mold remediation service!) to make your property safe and mold-free. If you have any questions or concerns about dry fog treatment for mold, please feel free to contact us, and we’d be happy to help in any way we can.